Joshua Hazen (1745 - 1796)

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Birthplace: Woodbury, Colony of Connecticut, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Occupation: Farmer, Officer, Politican
Managed by: Gwen Tuson
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About Joshua Hazen

The Hazen family were original proprietors in the town of Hartford, given its grant by the Royal Governor Wentworth of the Colony of New Hampshire. The original Hazen homestead is still owned and occupied by descendants of the Hazen family as is the homestead adjacent to it.

Joshua married his cousin Mercy and they moved to Hartford in about 1776. He was the first of the well-documented Hazen family to move to Vermont. He served in Hartford politics in many capacities over the years, the first being the Committee of Safety. His wife and he had 3 sons and 6 daughters.

Captain Joshua Hazen led his company of men from Hartford and adjacent towns under the command of Col. John Wood's Regiment during the Revolutionary War patrolling the surrounding area in response to alarms. In 1780 was the Brookfield alarm, a response to essentially a false alarm when Indian warriors were traveling north after the Royalton Raid.

Captain Joshua Hazen was a member of the Vermont Constitutional Convention at Windsor, Vermont, held July 2-7, 1777.

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Capt. Joshua Hazen's Timeline

1745
October 19, 1745
Woodbury, Colony of Connecticut, England
1785
October 25, 1785
Age 40
Hartford, Windsor, VT, USA
1796
April 19, 1796
Age 50
Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States
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Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
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Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States